Remove Home Safety Essentials

What is Home Safety Essentials?

Home Safety Essentials is a bogus anti-virus software program from the Rogue:Win32/FakeVimes family. It can spread to your pc system without any warnings or even notifications. It usually enters pcs via Trojans and it may present itself as an essential download or serious update that you need to set up immediately.

Some Home Safety Essentials screenshots:
Home Safety Essentials

As soon as your computer is corrupted, Home Safety Essentials make serious modifications in your settings making it run bogus scans after you reboot and then sending you threatening warnings like spyware notifications, serious risks that can ruin your files and personal data and will maybe even tell you that there is unauthorized remote connection or data transfer that can cause loss of data especially passwords, log in names and credit card info.

Some of the Home Safety Essentials fake security alerts and warnings that users may get:
System Alert Home Safety Essentials has detected pontentially harmful software in your system. It is strongly recommended that you register Home Safety Essentials to remove all found threats immediately.
Warning! Access conflict detected! An unidentified program is trying to access system process address space. Process Name: AllowedForm Location: C:\Windows\\taskmgr.exe

You will be prompted to click a "Prevent Connection" button or a "Prevent Attack" button but will only lead you to purchase the total version of Home Safety Essentials. This rogue software program will never protect against any attack nor will resolve any infections as well. It's best to get rid of this with the use of trusted anti malware tools and to perform a total system scan afterwards. It is also very important to have trusted anti spyware, anti-virus and anti malware set up in your computer system to avoid annoying rogue anti-viruses attacks like Home Safety Essentials.

Associated Home Safety Essentials System Entries and files

Home Safety Essentials Processes

Home Safety Essentials Files

Home Safety Essentials Registry Entries


How to Stop Home Safety Essentials Fake Alerts

To register Home Safety Essentials and stop its fake warnings, use the following fake license key.

Home Safety Essentials registration code: U2FD-S2LA-H4KA-UEPB

NOTE: this code will NOT remove Home Safety Essentials from your computer, it will JUST stop the annoying alerts and messages.


Home Safety Essentials Removal Instructions

Step 1: Reboot in Safe Mode with Networking

To restart your computer in Safe Mode with networking:

  1. Restart your computer.

  2. When you see the computer manufacturer's logo, press and hold the F8 key.

  3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking, and then press Enter.
    Safe Mode with Networking Screen

  4. Log on to your computer with a user account that has administrator rights.


Step 2: Disable Home Safety Essentials Proxy Server

Home Safety Essentials may add a proxy to its package. Its goal is to get the information through the Web connection (password etc).
It also helps to block the connection to certain sites (eg malware removal help sites) or to block the download of trustworthy antispyware and antivirus programs.

The following steps reset the Internet Explorer proxy settings in the Windows registry so that you can access the Internet again:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run. (Keyboard Shortcut: Windows logo + R)

  2. Copy and paste or type the following text in the Open box in the Run dialog box:

    Run dialog box

  3. Click OK.

  4. click Start, and then click Run.

  5. Copy and paste or type the following text in the Open box in the Run dialog box:

  6. Click OK.

Now that you have disabled Home Safety Essentials proxy server, you will be able to browse the web again with Internet Explorer.

  1. Click Start, and then click Run. (Keyboard Shortcut: Windows logo + R)

  2. Type in iexplore.exe.
    Run iexplore.exe


Step 3: Stop Home Safety Essentials processes

In order to stop Home Safety Essentials from interfering with our removal procedure, we need to end and kill its processes. For this, we will use a FREE powerful utility called RogueKiller.

RogueKiller (by Tigzy) is a tool written in C++, which scans the running processes, and kills those which are malicious. This tool was developed based on speed execution, which will clean the running processes before being killed.

To terminate Home Safety Essentials process:

  1. Always in Safe Mode Download RogueKiller to your desktop from the following link:

    RogueKiller Download link
    RogueKiller Setup Icon
    RogueKiller is a portable application, so you don't need to install anything.

  2. Home Safety Essentials may block all executable files, so when you launch the RogueKiller file, it will execute itself. So Rename RogueKiller.exe to RogueKiller.com or winlogon.exe or iexplore.exe

  3. At this point a "pre-scan" will complete and stop any malicious process. Also a list of options will appear along the right-hand side.
    RogueKiller Pre-Scan


Step 4: Remove Home Safety Essentials registry keys

To remove Home Safety Essentials malicious registry entries, we will need RogueKiller again.
RogueKiller also checks for rogue Registry entries, rogue drivers, and Master Boot Record (MBR) issues, so rootkits will be cut.
RogueKiller can also fix and restore a Host file, delete any Proxy entries, repair shortcut problems and unhide files.

CAUTION: This tool is not for beginners. In this step we will ONLY use the Registry tab.

To Delete Home Safety Essentials Registry entries:

  1. Always in Safe Mode run a scan, open RogueKiller and click on Scan.
    RogueKiller Scan Progress

  2. After a while, you should see a screen with scan results like the following one:
    RogueKiller Scan Results

  3. Click on the Registy tab, then click on the Delete button.
    RogueKiller Delete Registry Entries


Don't Reboot you computer yet, please stay in Safe Mode.


Step 5: Remove Home Safety Essentials files

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is simply the best known FREE malware removal tools online.

To remove Home Safety Essentials files:

  1. Download Malwarebytes to your desktop from the following link:
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Download link
    MBAM Setup Icon

  2. Just Follow the easy setup process. Do not make any changes to the default settings
    When the setup is finished, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware checked.
    You can check or uncheck the Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO as the malware removal is FREE.
    Then click on the Finish button. If Malwarebytes prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard

  3. When Malwarebytes is launched, it will ask you to update the databse. Just click OK.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Updating

  4. On the Scanner tab,select Quick scan and then click on the Scan.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan Screen

  5. When the scan is finished a message box will appear, click OK to continue.
    Then the screen results will show the various malware infections including Home Safety Essentials that Malwarebytes has found on your computer.
    the image below is just an example, your results will be different.
    Click on the Remove Selected button.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan Results Screen

  6. After Malwarebytes has finished the removal of Home Safety Essentials, you will get a message stating that you need to reboot your computer.
    Just Do so, and restart your computer in Normal Mode.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Reboot Message


Step 6: Restore Windows HOSTS file

Home Safety Essentials also changes your Windows HOSTS file.

To restore it:

  1. In Normal Mode run a RogueKiller scan.

  2. When the scan is complete, go to the Hosts tab, and click on the Fix Host button on the right.
    RogueKiller Fix Host


Step 7: Check for any Home Safety Essentials left over

To make sure that your computer is now completely free of Home Safety Essentials, redo a Malwarebytes scan in Normal Mode.
After your are finished, Reboot your PC as asked by Malwarebytes anti-malware.


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